Acid cleaners are very powerful cleaners which can be used in a number of applications, including removal of rust stains and heavy resistant stains. Cleaners such as Hydrochloric Acid (also known as Muriatic Acid) and Sulphuric Acid are commonly used for washing down concrete, cleaning brick or aluminium or dealing with tough stains on porcelain and other metal surfaces.
Safety when using Acid Cleaners
Acid cleaning requires strict safety precautions, to protect the body from contact with the acid. It is highly recommended to wear protective gloves and goggles . Some acids can bleach and damage fabrics, so it is a good idea to wear older clothing or protective coveralls. Acids will create fumes, the use of protective face masks will prevent the inhalation of fumes.
With the proper precautions most acids are safe to use, inadequete protection or improper use can cause severe damage to the eyes and skin.